CSRHub provides access to corporate social responsibility and sustainability ratings and information on nearly 5,000 companies from 135 industries in 65 countries. Managers, researchers and activists use CSRHub to benchmark company performance, learn how stakeholders evaluate company CSR practices and seek ways to change the world.CSRHub rates 12 indicators of employee, environment, community and governance performance and flags many special issues. We offer subscribers immediate access to millions of detailed data points from our 140-plus data sources. Our data comes from six socially responsible investing firms, well-known indexes, publications, “best of” or “worst of” lists, NGOs, crowd sources and government agencies. By aggregating and normalizing the information from these sources, CSRHub has created a broad, consistent rating system and a searchable database that links each rating point back to its source.

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Imagine If Harvard Took on Climate Change

The most likely reason for Harvard to reject pleas from 72 percent of its student body and millions of climate change advocates? The fossil fuel industry and its owners give big, and their influence is pervasive.

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Why We Encourage More Companies to Report Their Sustainability Performance

Want to learn more about sustainability reporting? Consider an upcoming course in the Bay Area or Seattle GRI certified courses on sustainability reporting. As previously seen on the CSRHub blog. By Bahar Gidwani We were recently invited by our friends at Trucost to moderate a webinar.  Our shared goal was to encourage more companies to … Continued

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The Strong Link Between Brand Strength and Sustainability

The following is part of a series by our friends at CSRHub (a 3p sponsor) – offering free sustainability and corporate social responsibility ratings on over 7,300 of the world’s largest publicly traded and private companies. 3p readers get 15% off CSRHub’s professional subscriptions with promo code “TP15.″  By Bahar Gidwani Part 2 of a 5 part series As … Continued

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Will ‘Resilience’ Replace Sustainability?

In the past, the “sustainability” movement has struggled with language. “Global warming.” “Climate change.” “Rising sea levels.” And perhaps the most problematic, “sustainability” itself. Will “resilience” be the newest, best-understood term?

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Is Environmental Optimism Finally Growing?

A study shows that informing people about the expected impacts of climate change had no effect on their positions. What did change their position was thinking about how limiting greenhouse-gas emissions might promote interpersonal warmth and scientific and technological progress. Bain’s research shows that approaches based on hope work far better than fear.

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Coal Investments May Implode

In the most recent sign that coal is in trouble, Wyoming’s only new coal mine, Kiewit’s Haystack Mine, halted construction last week before shipping any coal.